Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Day 36, February 5

It is still winter, but we have glimpses of spring, including a few days so warm that we were able to go out without coats.  I love the sunlight.  I love the feel of it on my face and arms.  At the same time, I have to be careful of getting too much sun, even in the winter, because my fair skin burns easily at these altitudes.

Isn't that the way with many good things?  Too little and we feel the lack.  Too much and are overwhelmed with it.   It's frequently that way with technology.  I love the ease and connection with others that computers allow me, with email and blogging and other forms of communication.  At the same time, I know it can overload me.

Worse, technology can  be used for harm as more and more people fall prey to scams, invasions of privacy, even pornography.  What must the Lord be thinking when He sees His children turn what is a good thing into something evil?  Is He dismayed?  Does He weep for us, for the waste of our time and talents?

I think so. I think He grieves for us, just as we grieve for our children when they make poor choices.

Joy for today:  using God's abundance wisely.

1 comment:

  1. You're very right about this that there can even be too much of a good thing. When in excess, these often good things can have the opposite affect of their intended use. Your case about the sun is a perfect example.